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AHRQ Prevention and Chronic Care Website Preventing disease and helping patients maximize health and function over the life span are two essential activities of a well-functioning health care system. AHRQ’s Prevention/Care Management Portfolio works to improve the delivery of primary care services in order to meet the needs of the American population for high quality, safe, effective, and efficient clinical prevention and chronic disease care. The website provides access to tools, resources, and materials to support health care organizations and engage the entire health care delivery system. Adolescent, Adult, Pediatric, Senior
AHRQ Views: AHRQ's Role in Combating Obesity Blog posting Adolescent, Pediatric
American Academy of Pediatrics Tobacco Prevention Policy Tool Policy Objective: Support for Cessation Services Setting: Practice Adolescent, Pediatric
Aspirin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult, Senior
Beck Depression Inventory-Primary Care Version [BDI-PC] The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is a 21-item, self-report rating inventory that measures characteristic attitudes and symptoms of depression. (Beck, et al., 1961) Adolescent, Adult, Senior
Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. This tool is a calculator to determine an individual's BMI number. Adolescent, Adult, Senior
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool from the National Cancer Institute The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool is an interactive tool designed by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) to estimate a woman's risk of developing invasive breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool may be updated periodically as new data or research becomes available. Adult
Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care was established by the Public Health Agency of Canada to develop clinical practice guidelines that support primary care providers in delivering preventive health care. Adolescent, Adult, Pediatric, Senior
Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. is a web portal that links to comprehensive cancer control resources for public health professionals. It is a U.S. Government site sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Commission on Cancer. Adolescent, Adult, Pediatric, Senior
CDC Community Guide - Information on Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure Information page from the Community Guide on reducing tobacco use and exposure to second hand smoke Adolescent, Adult, Pediatric, Senior
CDC Information Sheet on Youth and Tobacco Use What You(th) Should Know About Tobacco Adolescent, Pediatric
CDC Resource Page on Intimate Partner Violence A compendium of information on Intimate Partner Violence from the CDC. Adolescent, Adult, Pediatric, Senior
Colorectal Cancer Screening Toolkit from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable The Colorectal Cancer Clinician’s Guide, entitled “How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician’s Evidenced-Based Toolbox and Guide”, is a practical guide for primary care clinicians. The Guide outlines efficient ways for practices to get every eligible patient the colorectal cancer screening tests he or she needs. The Guide contains evidenced-based tools, sample templates and strategies that can help practices improve their screening performance. Adult, Senior
CRAFFT - 6-item substance abuse screening instrument for adolescents The CRAFFT is a behavioral health screening tool for use with children under the age of 21 and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Substance Abuse. It consists of a series of 6 questions developed to screen adolescents for high risk alcohol and other drug use disorders simultaneously. It is a short, effective screening tool meant to assess whether a longer conversation about the context of use, frequency, and other risks and consequences of alcohol and other drug use is warranted. The questions should be asked exactly as written. A pocket card with the CRAFFT questions is available for clinical use. Adolescent
Depression Screener from the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) One of the most common screening tests for helping an individual to determine his or her depression quotient, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) was originally developed by Lenore Radloff of Utah State University. The quick self-test measures depressive feelings and behaviors during the past week. Adult
Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) Tool The electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is a quick, hands-on tool designed to help primary care clinicians and health care teams identify, prioritize, and offer the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients. The ePSS is based on the current, evidence-based recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Adolescent, Adult, Pediatric, Senior
Fracture Risk Assessment Tool - FRAX The FRAX® tool was developed by the World Heath Organization to evaluate fracture risk of patients. It is based on individual patient models that integrate the risks associated with clinical risk factors as well as bone mineral density (BMD) at the femoral neck. Adult, Senior
Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Calculator Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack - This risk assessment tool uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to predict a person’s chance of having a heart attack in the next ten years. This tool is designed for adults aged 20 and older who do not have heart disease or diabetes. Adult
Getting USPSTF Recommendations to You and Your Patients Blog post from the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Adolescent, Adult, Pediatric, Senior
Guide to Community Preventive Services The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. The work of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Community Preventive Services Task Force complement each other. Taken together, the recommendations of the two Task Forces provide our nation with knowledge of how health is improved by prevention in both clinical and community settings. Adolescent, Adult, Pediatric, Senior
HCUP Statistical Brief: Delivery Hospitalizations Involving Preeclampsia and Eclampsia, 2005–2014 Statistical Brief from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Adult
Healthy People 2020 Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to: 1. Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors. 2. Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions. 3. Measure the impact of prevention activities. Adolescent, Adult, Pediatric, Senior
How to Use "I Statements" In Clinical Practice - Video on Screening for Coronary Heart Disease with Exercise Tolerance Testing The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issues "I statements" when the evidence is insufficient to make a recommendation for or against the provision of a preventive service. In this short video, USPSTF members talk about the I Statement on Screening for Coronary Heart Disease with Exercise Tolerance Testing and how to apply that knowledge in practice. Adult, Senior
How to Use "I Statements" in Clinical Practice - Videos The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issues "I statements" when the evidence is insufficient to make a recommendation for or against the provision of a preventive service. In these short videos, USPSTF members talk about "I statements" and how clinicians can apply them in practice. Adolescent, Adult, Pediatric, Senior
Hurt, insulted, Threatened with Harm and Screamed (HiTS) - Domestic Violence Screening Tool A short domestic violence screening tool for use in the primary care setting Adolescent, Adult
Iron Deficiency Anemia and Supplementation in Pregnant Women: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult
Iron Deficiency Anemia in Young Children: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Pediatric
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Instrument (ORAI) The Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Instrument (ORAI) was developed and validated in a cohort of Canadian women and had a sensitivity of 94.4% and specificity of 41.4% in that population. Senior
Primary Interventions to Support Breastfeeding: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult, Pediatric
Prostate Cancer - How Did the USPSTF Arrive at This Recommendation? (2012) A list of questions and answers related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on Screening for Prostate Cancer. Useful as a conversation tool between a primary care clinician and their patient. Adult, Senior
Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations: An Update from USPSTF Blog post from the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Adult, Senior
Putting Prevention Into Practice (PPIP): An Evidence-Based Approach The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The PPIP series is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/ppip. Adolescent, Adult, Pediatric, Senior
Recommendations from The Community Preventive Services Task Force on Promoting Cancer Screening The Community Preventive Services Task Force was established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in 1996 to develop guidance on which community-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions work and which do not work, based on available scientific evidence. This page discusses reviews and recommendations they have made on cancer related issues. Adolescent, Adult, Pediatric, Senior
Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack (NHLBI) This risk assessment tool uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to predict a person’s chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years. It is designed for adults aged 20 and older who do not have heart disease or diabetes. Adult, Senior
Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult
Screening for Breast Cancer – Questions and Answers about the USPSTF Topic Update, 2013 This document contains questions and answers about the USPSTF update of their screening for breast cancer recommendations. Adult
Screening for Breast Cancer: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult, Senior
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult, Senior
Screening for Depression in Adults: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult
Screening for Gynecologic Conditions With Pelvic Examination: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adolescent, Adult, Senior
Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult
Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Adults: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult, Senior
Screening for Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adolescent, Pediatric
Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: AFP's Puttung Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult, Senior
Screening for Vascular Disease - Provider Fact Sheet This fact sheet for health care providers explains the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on Screening for Vascular Disease. Adult, Senior
T-ACE - 4-item Alcohol Screener for Pregnant Women The T-ACE, a four-item questionnaire based on the CAGE, is a simple screening instrument that can identify women’s prenatal consumption. T-ACE has been tested in a wide variety of obstetric practices and has proven to be a valuable and efficient tool for identifying a range of alcohol use, including any current prenatal alcohol consumption, pre-pregnancy risk drinking (defined as more than two drinks per drinking day), and lifetime alcohol diagnoses based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition, Revised. Adolescent, Adult
Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services BeTobaccoFree.gov Although you may see people using tobacco in movies, tv, and advertisements, most teens, adults, and athletes don’t use it. The nicotine in tobacco products is addictive. The best way to be tobacco free is not to start. Adolescent, Pediatric
USPSTF Recommendation Development Process N/A Adult
Western States Stroke Consortium Stroke Calculator (Downloadable Excel File) This downloadable tool is developed by one of the WSSC Executive Board, Dr. Don Smith and he is providing it free of charge. Using results from the Framingham study, a patient's stroke risk factors are entered on to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and a relative risk of stroke is determined along with a printable graphic. Adult, Senior
Woman Abuse Screening Tool (WAST) This abuse test, the Woman Abuse Screening Tool (WAST), is used primarily in doctor’s offices to help determine if the woman is in an abusive relationship. The WAST specifically screens for verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and is considered by researchers to be fairly reliable in assessing domestic violence. Adult
Current as of: December 2017

Internet Citation: Index. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. December 2017.
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